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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
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Shoe fetish theft results in probation

WAUKESHA, Wis., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old man who indulged his shoe fetish by stealing more than 1,500 pairs of shoes in Waukesha, Wis., has been sentenced to four years of probation.

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UPI almanac for Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007.
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Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees tapped

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Mac Davis, Thom Bell, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby were named Wednesday as the induction class of 2006 for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2006 with 344 to follow.
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Writer Danny Simon dead at 86

PORTLAND, Ore., July 28 (UPI) -- Veteran TV comedy writer Danny Simon, the older brother of playwright Neil Simon, has died in Portland, Ore., at age 86.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2005 with 344 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2004 with 345 to follow.
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Country Music News

Leadbelly born Huddy Ledbetter near Mooringsport, La., 1885. Mac Davis born in Lubbock, Texas, 1942.
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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2003 with 344 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include DJ Wolfman Jack, who was born Robert Smith in 1939; Richie Havens in 1941 (age 62); Mac Davis and War's Edwin Starr, both in 1942 (age 61); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band bassist Jim Ibbotson in 1947 (age 56); Billy Ocean in 1950 (age 53
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

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Mac Davis
Songwriter Mac Davis, who is Inducted into SHOF poses at the 2006 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremonies in New York City on June 15,2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Morris Mac Davis, known as Mac Davis (born January 21, 1942), is a country music singer and songwriter originally from Lubbock, Texas who has enjoyed much pop music crossover success. He became one of the most successful country singers of the 1970s and 1980s. He is also an actor.

Davis initially became famous as a songwriter and got his start as an employee of Nancy Sinatra's company, Boots Enterprises, Inc.. Davis was with Boots for several years in the late '60s. During his time there, he played on many of Sinatra's recordings and she put him in her stage shows. Boots Enterprises was also Davis' publishing company, publishing songs such as "In the Ghetto", "Friend, Lover, Woman, Wife", "Home," "It's Such a Lonely Time of Year," and "Memories", which were recorded by Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra and others. Davis left Boots Enterprises, Inc. in 1970 to sign with Columbia Records, taking his songs with him.

He became known later also as a country singer. Especially during the 1970s, many of his songs scored successfully on the country and popular music charts, including "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" (a number one success), "One Hell of a Woman" (Popular #11), and "Stop and Smell the Roses" (a #9 Popular hit). During the 1970s, he also was active as an actor, hosting his own variety show and also acting in several movies.

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